[A cache of terrific poems by the Francesca Chabrier. Seek her out. And one collaborative spot between Francesca and her friend Christopher Cheney.]
THE BEAUTIFUL POEM
Beautiful Australian girls wearing pinafores under the umbrellas of Business Executives in the rain
Beautiful Antarctic girls riding on the backs of dorados, holding fish heads in their cold, dusty, curving arms
Beautiful Hawaiian girls swimming in circles
Beautiful girls from Shangri-la, all Capricorns, all left-handed, chartering helicopters to the Memphis skyline
Beautiful Taino girls giving birth to babies that sleep in glass cradles
Beautiful Swiss girls climbing Mont Blanc in Phys. Ed.
Beautiful Lithuanian girls with blonde hair and golden thighs pencil diving into the Baltic Sea
Beautiful Irish girls playing house on an island otherwise entirely populated by subversive politicians
Beautiful Antiguan girls playing cricket near Galley Bay
Beautiful Earth girls are easy
Beautiful Irish girl, you are crunked in a totally green dress, you are paranormal, you have a headlamp in the grass, you are digging and can see China
Beautiful Korean girls snapping pictures of the dam
Beautiful fed-up, hard-up, knocked-up, locked-up, stuffed-up, worked-up, beat-up girls
Beautiful girls from Brixton who admire all that is gilded and excessive, with a passion for luxury, and a love of Oriental clothes
Beautiful Fijian girls drinking high-quality, reserved, silver needle tea
Beautiful Italian girls working in a factory near Siena that produces mahogany torture racks with platinum chains
Beautiful girls from Zanzibar walking across raffia beams holding handfuls of counterfeit cash
Natural Disasters and then: dancehalls with natural lighting, where natural beauties with natural haircolor & natural instincts play Russian Roulette
Beautiful Spanish girls of Moorish descent, longing to hear music, active in the pursuit thereof, digging for musettes in arenas
Beautiful Romanian girls stretching before breakfast, mounting a single, chalky beam, dismounting perfectly into their coach’s arms
Beautiful girls on experimental diets flying without cargo on a biplane over the coast of Normandy
Beautiful Arab girls sewing puppets of djinns
Beautiful Argentinean girls with clear skin, glossy hair, sound teeth, bright eyes & experience fornicating in all British overseas territories.
Beautiful American girls, completely unmagnificent, holding themselves together by the ends of their braids
THE WORLD HAS TURNED AND LEFT ME HERE
You are getting a root canal
at a dentist’s office in Waco.
You do not live in Waco,
and you are still sleepy
from flying. When the stewardess
asked everyone to turn off
their electronic devices, they did,
but you left your walkman on.
The plane was descending
through the part of the sky
where you are in the clouds completely.
A woman was floating.
She was wearing wings
made out of tin foil.
You tapped on the window and said
are you god and she said yes I am god,
and she turned into a sharp edged silver ball.
The ball dropped down faster than the plane,
you felt so overcome
you ripped out your teeth.
When you arrived in Waco
there was a sign that said
Home of the Largest Tin Foil Ball.
There was a parade, you stayed to watch
your favorite band pass by on a float.
You were in pain, you threw your tooth
at the lead singer, he used it as a pick.
THE POPULAR TREE
There is a popular tree
that lives year round.
Maybe it will live forever
there is no one
that can touch it.
from all around
to see the popular tree.
It holds a nest
made out of gloves.
I should say that the tree
is not gigantic. It is
about as big as a man
of average size
without a head
The tree is
so incredible that
when I walk up to it,
my legs shake.
I want to lick
the leaves of the tree.
I want to watch it
get struck by lightening
and turn to neon.
This is not because
I want to destroy the tree.
It’s because sometimes
it is fun to watch things
TODAY’S THEME IS: THE FUTURE OF SAFETY
By Francesca Chabrier & Christopher Cheney
One night you're on a plane
You board it and it's like
like coming home to an empty house
that you left all the lights and radio on
because you were distracted, not safe
And there are hands and faces
pretty women with hairdos under
marine helmets floating down the aisles